Shirley Osarchuk

Obituary of Shirley Mae Doris Osarchuk

OSARCHUK - Shirley


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Shirley Mae Doris Osarchuk announces her peaceful passing on August 1, 2023, at the age of 67 years with family by her side.


Shirley is survived by her loving husband Ron of 45 years; her sister Sandra (John) Stochmanski,  nephew Jonathan Stochmanski, niece Joylynn Stochmanski (Jamie Brockwell) and great niece Shawna; her sister Shelley Crawford (Louis Perrin) and niece Shari Crawford (Herb Meiklejohn), great niece Brooke and great nephew Dayton, and nephew Evan Crawford (Jayne Kenny); her mother-in-law Lena Osarchuk; sister-in-law Shelly (Ron) Procyk; brother-in-law Jeff Osarchuk (Katherine) and niece Mickaela; numerous cousins and close friends.


Shirley was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Lillian Potts, grandparents William and Doris Stephens and Thomas and Mary Potts, and father-in-law William Osarchuk.


Shirley was born on September 28, 1955, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She was raised and resided most of her life in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. In Shirley’s younger years, she was active in the Anglican Church where she participated in and taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. She was an active member of the 4-H Club with her horse Misty, where she enjoyed sports days and trail rides.


After high school, Shirley obtained her certificate from Robertson Secretarial School and worked with the Churchill River Study, then CFQC TV in Saskatoon. She then returned to Shellbrook to work at the Ag Rep Office and then the Sask. Ag and Food office in Prince Albert until she retired in 2010. Shirley also volunteered for the very first TeleMiracle and at the Shellbrook Rec Board as secretary for over 10 years. After retirement, she was very involved with the family farm and lending a helping hand at her sisters’ local Home Hardware Store.


Shirley had many interests and was passionate about them all. These included visiting the Hawaiian Islands, spending time at the cabin in Waskesiu, baking amazing Christmas treats and desserts, cruising in the Mach 1 Mustang, snowmobiling, gardening, crafting, everything related to Star Trek, and spending time with family and friends.


There will be a private Celebration of Life held for Shirley at a future date.


Memorial donations for Shirley may be directed to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan – or the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Foundation


Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.   

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